Eating Disorders And Anorexia Nervosa

947 Words Mar 1st, 2015 4 Pages
Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder consist of emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S (ANAD, n.d.) bulimia nervosa as well as the other eating disorders are considered to be a female eating disorder, a disorder that only affects women which limits males to seek treatment let alone make aware to other that they suffer from bulimia nervosa. Individuals who suffer from bulimia nervosa tend to eat big amounts of food which experience a lack of control of over eating. They tend to undertake improper purging behaviors such as vomiting, laxative use, excessive exercise and/or starvation. Individuals with bulimia nervosa display their unsuitable adaptive eating patterns a minimum of two times per week for three months and are excessively sensitive to weight gain (Ray, 2004). Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder that affects females as well as males. Males tend to hide their disorder due to the fact that bulimia nervosa as well as the other eating disorders is considered to be a women’s disorder, a disorder that occurs only to women. Although eating disorders are less common in men, there is about 10-15% of males who suffer from bulimia nervosa (ANAD, n.d.). Just like females, males are also put under pressure and concern about their body image especially those who play sports. Athletes such as body builders,…
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